Archive for March, 2008

A Glut of Posts

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Posted on Monday, March 31st, 2008 at 2:37 am.

Edit: Just think Charades, but using pictures instead of acting things out.

I know the front page is just littered with posts from this weekend, but I wanted to put this up before I forgot:

How many of you like *Pictionary?

The Real MIT Poker Group

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Posted on Sunday, March 30th, 2008 at 8:13 pm.

Ok, so this isn’t the actual story of the students that “Broke Vegas”,” which is the topic of the book Bringing Down the House and the new movie “21.”

It is the story of one member of the group though, Jon Hirschtick. As in my girlfriend’s cousin.

I’ve known the story for a few years (thanks History Channel!), but here’s the article and Interview with/about Mr. Hirschtick:

http://www.enterprisenews.com/entertainment/x1059919692

A Small Update

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Posted on Sunday, March 30th, 2008 at 12:49 pm.

I’ve updated WordPress to 2.5 today.

To the authors:

You might notice a drastically different UI once you log in. I’ve played around with it a bit, and it seems simple enough, but I must admit I was used to the older style before. The Visual Editor is supposed to be better this time around though.

To the readers:

If you notice anything funky, don’t hesitate to let me know.

Post titled thusly.

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Posted on Saturday, March 29th, 2008 at 11:59 pm.

creepy sweetness

or,

make your own

TSA Gangstaz

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Posted on Saturday, March 29th, 2008 at 11:45 pm.

Parody music video of the TSA, pretty entertaining, probably nsfw lyrics I guess…, enjoy. Don’t know if anyone has posted this already, so I figured I’d post it.

Srsly.

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Posted on Saturday, March 29th, 2008 at 1:31 pm.

Srsly.

Just thought I’d mention that we’ve surpassed 2000 hits sometime today. Not really a big deal, but I just thought it was cool that it took 13 months to get to 1000 and only 2 months to get to 2000.

Props to New York for Starting the Revolution

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Posted on Saturday, March 29th, 2008 at 12:01 am.

I’ll admit it; I have a not so passive dislike for smoking in general and perhaps it taints my view of the person behind the smoke.

“NEW YORK (AFP) – Five years after New York became one of the first major world cities to ban smoking in public places, nearly a quarter of a million people have kicked the habit and tobacco-related deaths have dropped significantly.

The feared economic impact on bars and restaurants failed to materialize and cities from London to Hong Kong have since followed suit, leaving die-hard smokers feeling more marginalized than ever before.”

*http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080329/…

I think this (update – as in the “New York City experience with its Smoking Ban” being applied elsewhere, not said article on the issue) is a solid enough case study that smoking should perhaps be banned across the country in such a manner. (update – As Jon points out the 90% statistic has validity issues, and from the data I posted in my response it may even be inaccurately reported…, regardless I’ll let my argument stand on its own merits as well as the actual survey data as in the response I posted.)

(Rant on…)

But of course, a news article like this isn’t replete without the other side offering up their brilliant defense: (have to click for more to see this :P)

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